Klonopin

Drug List

Klonopin

Drug Name

Klonopin (Clonazepam)

Manufactured By

Roche Products Inc

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine. Clonazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced. Clonazepam is also a seizure medicine, also called an anti-epileptic drug. Klonopin is used to treat certain seizure disorders (including absence seizures or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) in adults and children.

How To Use

Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you. Disintegrating tablet: Dry your hands before you handle the tablet. Place the tablet on your tongue and let it dissolve. Tablet: Swallow whole with water. This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.

Side Effects

Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing Confusion, memory problems Depression, unusual moods or behavior, thoughts of hurting yourself Extreme tiredness or weakness, slow heartbeat, problems with coordination or walking Worsening seizures If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor: Drowsiness, tiredness Increased saliva If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Drug Interactions

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some medicines can affect how clonazepam works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following: Medicine to treat depression or mental health problems, including MAO inhibitors Medicine to treat fungal infections Phenothiazine medicine Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine. Tell your doctor if you use anything else that makes you sleepy. Some examples are allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, and alcohol.

In Case of Overdose

Seek medical attention

In Case of Missed Dose

Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.